Building Reading Confidence with Book Buddies

We have been very fortunate to have several wonderful interns rejoin our Book Buddy program this spring!  That is good news for families, because it means there are more reading practice slots to help your growing readers.  If you are not familiar with our Book Buddy program you should know that our trained teen volunteers work 1:1 with new, reluctant or struggling readers to help encourage and support their growing reading skills.

Our teen interns will:
★ Listen to your child read.Book Buddy2
★ Encourage & support reading strategies.
★ Ask your child important question to increase understanding of the story as he or she reads.
★ Read to your child to support comprehension.

When you sign your child up, we arrange for 30 minutes of quality reading time with a “big brother or big sister” in a supervised setting. This is a great opportunity for your child to receive individualized attention and reading practice all at the same time.  The program will take place on Saturday, April 18th, May 2nd and May 16th in two sessions.  Session 1 runs from 12:45 – 1:15 pm and session 2 runs from 1:30  – 2:00 pm.  If you would like to register your child, please contact Ms. Karen or call our circulation desk at 855-3444.